Parliament has donated an amount of two hundred thousand Ghana Cedis (GHC200,000) into the COVID-19 trust fund.
Making the donation, the Speaker of Parliament, Professor Aaron Mike Oquaye urged all Members of Parliament and other workers to contribute to the fund to help the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
Speaker Oquaye has been at the forefront of the fight to prevent the possible introduction and spread of the Coronavirus in Parliament.
He has also used various platforms to urge all Ghanaians to follow the protocols for preventing the spread of the disease.
Parliament on Thursday April, 2, 2020 also passed the COVID 19 National Trust Fund 2020.
The House sat late into the night, with Speaker Oquaye presiding over proceedings, to ensure that this all-important bill is passed under a certificate of urgency.
The Bill was laid before Parliament on the night of Wednesday, April 01, 2020, by the Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Gloria Afua Akuffo.
It seeks to give legal backing to the establishment of the COVID-19 National Trust Fund which is intended to complement the efforts of government in the fight against the disease.
The Fund will receive donations for disbursement to individuals who have been negatively impacted by the disease.
It also makes provisions for how the Fund should be managed.
Meanwhile, the Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon. Prof. Aaron Mike Oquaye has donated half of his monthly salary for three months to the COVID 19 National Trust Fund.
He has supervised the acquisition and wearing of facial masks in Parliament and has also facilitated the provision of sanitizers of Members of Parliament for further distribution to the citizens.